Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Writing Update: June Goals


Happy Wednesday!

May has been a pretty busy month between getting everything ready for the Once upon a Nightmare Blog Tour in June and editing the stories for Mayhem in the Air. Since I read Libbie Hawker's Take Off Your Pants!, a book about outlining, I plan to apply what I learned to my outline for Marked and hope to dive into writing soon. *crosses fingers*

For those who don't know, my wrists, the right one in particular, have been bothering me now for five months and have affected how much I can do on the computer at a time. I've been diagnosed with mild carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis and so far haven't found anything that's fixed the pain. (I'm still waiting on my new ergonomic chair/desk at work.) I'm slower now, and I've finally accepted that I can't do quite as much as I used to or want to. But it won't stop me from completing my goals, even if they take longer to accomplish. I've been mainly focusing on one goal to completion. The progress is slow but still progress.

That said, here are my June goals:
Mayhem in the Air - So far I've edited a little over half the stories in this Untethered Realms' anthology, and I have four or so more to edit. It should be a great anthology, and I hope to complete this task by early June.
Update Blog/Websites/Social Media - I have my spiffy new tagline (Feeding your inner bookworm) and know what I want to do, but I still have to modify my blog, websites, and social media with new pictures and the like. After I finish the Mayhem in the Air stories, this is my next goal.
Marked - Once I finish the blog/websites/social media updates, the plan is to modify my outline and write Marked, Liam's story.
Blog Tour - The Once upon a Nightmare Blog Tour will run from June 22 to June 26, so I'll be doing a lot of blog visiting those dates. I'm also running my first Kindle Countdown deal from June 22-28.

***2015 Stats (1/1/15-5/26/15) - 15,077 Words written and 1,121 pages edited***

What are your goals for June?

27 comments:

Vanessa Morgan said...

Good luck on your goals. You're doing well.

Christine Rains said...

Good luck! I hope they get your work station all set up this summer. My June goal: survival. Heh. I actually need to write a flash fiction piece for my local critique group. Hopefully one night I'll get inspired!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry the issues with your wrists have slowed you down. Hope the chair arrives soon.
Looking forward to hosting you during your tour!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

Every one of those diagnoses sounds so painful. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope they find something to ease that pain. Looks like you still have a lot planned and going on. Best of luck. June for me? I hope to start a plotting a new book.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I hope they get you your desk and other equipment soon. I know when I got a new chair and keyboard tray for my desk, I got rid of the carpel tunnel pain. Hope you do to. Just do what you can so you don't permanently injure your right hand. I know an author who did that by not being careful.

Julie Flanders said...

Love your new tagline! I hope you are able to get your new desk and equipment soon.

Patricia Lynne said...

I hope you can get your wrist sorted out so it's not bothering you.
I'm almost done releasing my one novella series, so I really need to start figuring out new goals. New story ideas have come me and I've got them written. You would not believe how many words I've cranked out this month. =D But I still need to figure out a plan.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

One goal at a time and it doesn't matter the pace.

I've noticed my hands go numb from the wrist down. It's a painful numb. Do you experience that?

M Pax said...

I'm telling you, licorice root tea. And less time on the keyboard.

Which reminds me of something else I meant to tell you... will email you.

Mayhem in the Air is going to be amazing.

Anne Marie J. Schlueter said...

Those are some awesome goals! And looking forward to checking out the outlining book, I think that will be very helpful. Still trying to outline my summer goals...so much to do, so little time!

Medeia Sharif said...

Wonderful goals. I hope you get that new desk and chair soon.

Carrie-Anne said...

Good luck with your goals, and I hope your wrists start feeling better soon.

My goal for June is to finish the radical revision/restructuring I'm currently working on. After this, I'll only have one more radical revision/restructuring to go in my prequel series.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Feeling bad about your wrists slowing you down. Hope your chair arrives soon. Try a few wrist exercises.

DMS said...

So sorry to hear about your continued wrist problems. I hope you find some way to alleviate the pain soon. I know it is tough to be limited without warning- but it sounds like you have the right attitude. You are also getting a lot done. Congrats!
~Jess

C D Meetens said...

Sorry to hear about your wrists; I hope you find something to help soon, but it's amazing how much you're getting done!

I haven't thought too much about writing goals for a while, but I'm glad to think about them now. I believe getting myself back into good habits, along with sorting out the blog, etc. (and finally learning Google+) sound like good ideas.

C D Meetens said...

Sorry to hear about your wrists; I hope you find something to help soon, but it's amazing how much you're getting done!

I haven't thought too much about writing goals for a while, but I'm glad to think about them now. I believe getting myself back into good habits, along with sorting out the blog, etc. (and finally learning Google+) sound like good ideas.

Cathy Keaton said...

Sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel issues. You have a good attitude, though, so by that I think you will figure out a way to still accomplish your goals. I hope you get relief from your pain, most importantly.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your goals, Cherie, and I'm glad you're still able to make steady progress! I hope your pain lessens or even miraculously just goes away!

Catherine Stine said...

Good that you aren't letting anything stop you from writing. Even if you had no physical issue it's smart to take frequent breaks. Those who don't may well have future issues even if they don't now! And yeah, I look forward to the Mayhem collection!

Nicola said...

So pleased to check in with you to see how things are going. It's great to see you keeping busy and staying positive throughout the tough times. Sending you healing strength across the pond to keep that wrist in check! Have a wonderful month of June and keep smiling! All the best!

Stephanie Faris said...

Busy month ahead! Let me know how to sign up for your blog tour. I'm in!

TBM said...

I hope you get your chair and desk soon. Working through pain is not fun or easy. Good luck with your goals!

Heather R. Holden said...

Wow, so many goals for June. Good luck with them all! Can't wait to see your updated blog/site/etc. Also, you may have to slow down now, but your progress still never fails to amaze me. I wish I knew how to make myself be that productive!

D Biswas said...

Good luck on the goals and hope your wrist is all better soon.

Nick Wilford said...

Ouch, sorry to hear about your writing difficulties. I hope that new chair will help. Sounds like you're pushing on and taking it all in your stride though. Enjoy the blog tour!

Kelly Steel said...

All the best. Hope your wrist gets well soon.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks for the tip about the outlining book. I just bought it. Glad you mentioned it. Good luck with your goals and using what you learned and applying it to Marked.